Tag: Strategy

Battle Brothers Review

Knight, Death And The Devil

HIGH Uncompromising turn-based tactical action.

LOW Uncompromising turn-based tactical action.

WTF Those bestiality-based random events….


Super Robot Wars 30 Review

A Robot Fan’s Dream Come True

HIGH So many awesome robots to choose from.

LOW This game does not care if someone has never played a SRW before.

WTF Did I never notice that Combattler V fires missiles out of its… region?


Dice Legacy Review

Die Die Die, My Darling

HIGH An interesting take on city-building gameplay with roguelike features.

LOW It might take a while to get the various mechanics down.

WTF Don’t get distracted or your city might burn to the ground!


Dark Deity Review

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fire Emblem

HIGH Classic TRPG gameplay without the fat.

LOW A barebones tutorial.

WTF Boob plate armor — are we still doing this in 2021?


War In The East 2 Review

Back In The U.S.S.R.


HIGH A richly detailed operational WW2 strategy that plays smoothly for wargame vets.

LOW The lack of handholding can be overwhelming for newcomers.

WTF Why are the aerial operations so fussy if the AI automation is turned off?


Interview With Glen Pawley On Star Dynasties

When it comes to sci-fi settings that stretch beyond the stars, it feels like the stories too often land on a spectrum between Star Trek’s pristine bureaucracy of benevolent space colonialism and the mythopoetic swashbuckling of benevolent space colonialism in Star Wars. Star Dynasties, the latest grand strategy from Iceberg Interactive and Pawley Games, tries to have it both ways by using a galaxy-shaping disaster as the excuse to dive headfirst into the administrivia of intergalactic feudalism, texturing its space colonialism with a tangled web of shadows and political intrigue.